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Nov 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
-old paul ciancia, is still listed in critical condition at this hour. earlier, an attorney read a statement from his family in new jersey offering condolences to the victims and begging for privacy. >> paul is our son and brother. we will continue to love him and care for him. we will support him during the difficult times ahead. while we do not mean to minimize the grief and distress experienced by many other families, we hope that the public will understand that this is a very difficult time for our family, too. >> police say the gunman was specifically targeting the tsa, according to a note he had. working for the tsa seems like it's often a thankless task. much of the time you are an object of contempt for passengers as they watch you confiscate their toothpaste and if you blink too long, you risk letting something or someone dangerous through. but now, three days later, it's still unclear what the suspect's beef with tsa could have been. as stephanie elam reports. >> we were up in security at the time of the shooting and we heard the initial gun shots. >> reporter: police say
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Nov 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
international airport, paul ciancia sent his family messages, some suggesting that he would commit suicide. the family alerted authorities who asked lapd to do a welfare check. they responded within six minutes of getting that call, but it was still too late. >> this was after the incident occurred, and it's dozens of miles away from where lax is, so our officers didn't make the connection. >> reporter: but ciancia was already gone. we spoke exclusively to a woman who knows ciancia and his roommates. >> their third roommate comes back and says i just dropped paul at lax. and they just knew. i think he just dropped off paul to a shooting. >> reporter: he entered the terminal armed with an assault rifle and five magazines of ammunition. they recovered a handwritten note on ciancia that made it clear he was out to kill tsa officers. he shot geraldo hernandez at point blank range. then he went up an escalator. but after spotting hernandez still moving on the floor, he doubled back to shoot him again, killing hernandez. >> there was a pause. so i looked down the escalator, and i saw the gunman.
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Nov 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
about some excruciating, missed details. when paul ciancia woke up on friday morning he quickly put his violent plan into action. his first move, according to a woman who knows the gunman and his roommate was to get to the airport. she asked not to be identified. >> that morning, he doesn't knock, just opens the door, says i need to leave. can you take me now. >> reporter: one of ciancia's roommates drive him to l.a.x. it is then believed that ciancia texted his brother in new jersey. police say the texts were suicidal. they asked them to check on him. >> the call came in at 10:06 to the communications dispatch center. the officers were on scene in six minutes. >> reporter: ciancia was not there, he had about six minutes earlier already started his rampage at terminal three. his father also called the local police chief in new jersey. chieflan cummings then called the lapd, and was told the officers had just cleared ciancia's apartment because he was not there. the next call was from a reporter who told him paul ciancia was the gunman. >> i put the phone down and basically said oh,
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Nov 2, 2013 3:00am PDT
ciancia. overnight, we learned about a series of text that sent his family members that concerned them so much that they contacted police. friday's rampage left one tsa officer dead, two more injured. a video shot by one person at the airport and given to tmz, it really shows the chaotic moments after the shooting started. watch this. >> everybody on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! >> get down. get down. >> there! >> on the floor. >> go! >> hold on, you guys. >> go, go! [ bleep ] this is crazy! >> i source tells cnn that ciancia was shot several times in the chest and new video appears to be taken from l.a.x. look at this video exclusively shot to be from kcal, the wounded man is said to be ciancia. you see the suspect's wrist handcuffed to the gurney. cnn's dan simon joins me more from los angeles with more. dan, what details are you learning? how did all of this go down? >> reporter: well, good morning, allison. at this point, we don't know the motive of the shooter but it seems pretty concern that he wanted to target tsa members in particular. in the meantime, termin
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Nov 4, 2013 3:00am PST
accused of gunning down a tsa officer. paul ciancia is in critical condition. a woman who says she knows him well is filling in some of the blanks telling cnn what he might have been thinking and doing shortly before the incident. we have that exclusive angle to the story. good morning, miguel. >> reporter: good morning, kate. this woman has a fascinating story to tell. it is amazing she is an ordinary woman that found herself in an extraordinary circumstance. she wants to remain anonymous. she doesn't want her life associated with paul ciancia. days before this rampage, this woman says ciancia was already plotting his crime. >> he asked whether he could have a ride to the zblarpt why did he need a ride? >> he was going back home, his dad was sick. he had family issues. >> did anyone see a ticket? >> he mentioned what day he had to leave. >> reporter: she says he rarely left his san fernando apartment, describing him as socially awkward and a heavy smoker f. day he put his alleged plan into action, she says, it took his roommate by surprise. >> that morning, he doesn't knock, just
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Nov 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >> reporter: not long before the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport, paul ciancia sent his family messages, some suggesting that he would commit suicide. the family alerted authorities who asked lapd to do a welfare check. they responded within six minutes of getting that call, but it was still too late. >> this was after the incident occurred, and it's dozens of miles away from where lax is, so our officers didn't make the connection. >> reporter: but ciancia was already gone. we spoke exclusively to a woman who knows ciancia and his roommates. >> their third roommate comes back and says i just dropped paul at lax. and they just knew. i think he just dropped off paul to a shooting. >> reporter: he entered the terminal armed with an assault rifle and five magazines of ammunition. they recovered a handwritten note on ciancia that made it clear he was out to kill tsa officers. he shot geraldo hernandez at point blank range. then he went up an escalator. but after spotting hernandez still moving on the floor, he doubled back to shoot him again, killing hernandez. >> t
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Nov 1, 2013 3:30pm PDT
. i take it he'sen identified as paul anthony ciancia, 23 years old of los angeles. there's also a new jersey connection. is that right? >> there is a new jersey connection. it's believed that's where he grew up. agents are heading out to that location. we do want to tell you also, you know, this is a youngman after he went on this rampage, he was shot several times in the chest, and so he has been in surgery, but again, the officers who were able to subdue and stop him shot him three times in the chest, center mass, so right now it's unclear just how critical his condition is. but he did live in new jersey. it appears that he was targeting the tsa, wolf, statements that he made, as he was running down from the security checkpoint to the gate, passengers saying they heard him asking whether they were were with tsa, but we're also told, adam perez, my colleague in washington, learning that there were materials, information on him, that suggest he was looking to kill tsa agents and possibly police officers. wolf? >> the search warrants are being implemented both in los angeles and new je
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Nov 2, 2013 11:30am PDT
, paul ciancia. according to a federal law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order. ciancia lived in los angeles, but he is from new jersey. police have been at his family's home in pennsville, new jersey. according to the police chief, the suspect sent text messages to his family yesterday, ranting about the government. >> basically, the text message was just a message to the little brother and the way it was written, they had some concern about it, and that's when they brought it to our attention. >> the chief says officers informed police in los angeles, but then it was too late. >>> from the moment the first shots rang out, it was chaos at l.a.x. cnn's dan simon reports on how it all happened and the personal stories of the people who had to run for their lives. >> this is going to be a major, major incident, working here at l. l.a.x. >> reporter: los angeles international airport, 9:20 a.m. local time. the fbi says 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia enters terminal 3, pulls a rifle from a bag and opens fire. >> h
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Nov 4, 2013 2:00am PST
mind in the hours leading up to friday's deadly rampage. she says the suspected gunman paul ciancia had a roommate carry out his murderous plot. here is more from miguel marques. >> reporter: days before ciancia's crime. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> reporter: why did he need a ride? >> his dad was sick and he needed to deal with family issues. >> reporter: did anyone see a ticket? >> no. >> reporter: he says ciancia rarely moved his apartment since moving here in january describing him as awkward and heavily smoker the day he put his alleged plan into action, she says, it took his roommate by surprise. >> that morning, he doesn't knock. just opens the door and says, i need to leave. can you take me now? >> reporter: his roommate believes this is when he texted family members in new jersey telling them he was going to commit suicide and that prompted frantic calls between police in new jersey and l.a. police came to ciancia's home. he has a bag, gets in the car and off they go and a short time later, a knock at the door? >> yes. >> repor
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Nov 3, 2013 3:00am PST
l.a.x. airport. >> paul ciancia shot a tsa officer had pointed blank range and then left and came back moments later to shoot him again. his weapon of choice, it's that .223 caliber assault rifle. >> and hernandez. his wife is just devastated. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, son, and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated and we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> paul ciancia is in the hospital now and was shot in the chest. he faces two charges. >> terminal three at l.a.x., by the way, is open this morning. >> reporter: investigators are still piecing together their timeline of what happened inside terminal 3. they don't know every step of paul ciancia's path through the terminal. a roommate dropped him off at the airport and he entered at about 9:20 in the morning, one of these entrances at terminal 3. according to pictures like this one or surveillance video, the gun was a .223 caliber assault rifle which he concealed in a bag. hernandez was standing there, and this is a prescreening area, and he shot him pointblank multiple times in
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Nov 4, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> brand new exclusive information, a friend of paul ciancia speaking out. hatred toward the tsa and how police missed him by just hours. >> he has a bag, gets in the car. off they go. and a short time later, a knock at the door. police. >> yes, police. >> plus, a car repo? not unusual. a car recall and replace the part doesn't come in for six months? wait. what? honda saying drivers should just work around the problem. is that really safe? >>> also -- >> wings came off. they were on fire. >> 12,000 feet in the air, two planes full of skydivers collide. >> the pilot got out safely, used his emergency parachute and landed. >>> and soccer fans so bad they set their rival's stadium on fire during the game. you're live in the cnn newsroom. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we now have a better idea of just how troubled l.a.x. shooting suspect paul ciancia was days before friday's deadly rampage. today he is in critical condition and a source says he is unable to speak to investigators. but a woman who knows ciancia, and his three roommates, spoke with cnn. s
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Nov 4, 2013 10:00am PST
the los angeles international airport. 23-year-old paul ciancia. police say he's the shooter. he remains in critical condition today, unable to speak with investigators. but we are starting to learn more about ciancia. and possibly some of his motives. we're also learning more about what happened just before the shooting, from someone who knew ciancia and his roommates. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> why did he need a ride? >> he said he was going back home, either that his dad was kind of sick and he had to deal with family issues. >> did anyone ever see a ticket? >> no. he also didn't mention what day he had to leave. that morning yes, he doesn't knock, just opens the door and says, i need to leave. can you take me now? >> did he ever express any hatred toward the government or toward the tsa? >> all nsa findings that came out this year that he was very upset about it and he also thought that tsa abused their power. >> well let's bring in stephanie elam, who is covering the story from los angeles. stephanie, were police actually clos
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Nov 2, 2013 8:00am PDT
several tsa officers, and killing one. the fbi says he is paul anthony ciancia, and he was carrying materials, including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order, according to a federal law enforcement official. when shots were fired, people in terminal 3 ran for their lives yesterday. cell phone video obtained by tmz shows the chaos as officers yelled at people to get down. >> clear? on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! >> go, go, go! >> on the floor! >> come on, you guys. >> go, go! [ alarm sounding ] go, go! [ sirens ] [ bleep ] this is crazy, dog. >> and there you see, without recitation, people taking off, running for their lives in terminal 3 at l.a.x. the scene stunning and terrifying. police shot the suspect several times in the chest, according to an intelligence source. our affiliate kcal got this exclusive video, and appears to show the suspect handcuffed to the stretcher. the suspected shooter lived in l.a. but was from new jersey. chris lawrence is in pennsville where the suspect's family lives. so, chris, what has been going on outsi
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Nov 2, 2013 3:00pm PDT
ciancia. the suspect had a note with an antitsa rant on it and his fear of a new world order. our affiliate got the exclusive video and they are reporting it appears to show the suspect handcuffed. cnn cannot confirm who it is. passengers are reclaiming bags abandoned in the panic. i want to get to l.a.x. with more information on the victim. >> reporter: well, don, we heard from the widow are the excruciating details of a man who by every measure was trying to live the american dream. he was talking about how he was from el salve dor and moved here at 15 years old. he went to high school here and married his high school sweetheart. they had two children. they married on valentine's day. they had two children and filled with pride at a job protecting america's airplanes. this is a lot for his wife to digest and the workers at l.a.x. to digest as well. if you go up to a tsa officer here in los angeles you will see on their badges is a black stripe. that is signifying one of their fallen officers. this is, don, the first time tsa lost an officer like this. don? >> tsa chief john pist
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Nov 3, 2013 5:00am PST
don't know every step of paul ciancia's path but here is what they know. a roommate dropped him off here. he entered about 9:20 in the morning an entrance at terminal three. according to pictures like this one and surveillance video the gun was a two .23 caliber which ciancia concealed in a bag and approached hernandez standing there where those flowers are. this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank multiple times in the chest and got on this escalator. >> the defendant is allegeed to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officers going up an escalator and then coming back down that escalator to return and shoot the wounded officer again. >> reporter: at the top of the escalat escalators is a security check point. at some point he wounded two and a passenger. this is the other side of the sec cooersty check point from here the gunman made his way deep into terminal three. cell phone video captured the chaos as he neared the passenger gates. >> people were running and people getting knocked down and there was luggage everywhere and maham. >> reporter: we're speeding
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Nov 2, 2013 12:00pm PDT
into why they say paul ciancia shot three tsa agents, killing one. >>> a strong turnout in boston. more than 1 million strong celebrating the red sox's big world series win. fans also paying tribute to the resilience of the marathon bombing survivors. >>> and buckle up. an airline is putting a new spin on those preflight safety instructions. >>> a major investigation under way at the los angeles international airport a day after a gunman burst in and killed a tsa officer. here's what we know today. tsa administrator john pistole is on his way to los angeles today. he is expected to meet with the family of killed tsa officer gerardo hernandez and others. right now l.a.x. is open, but no flights are leaving from terminal 3 where the shooting happened. a tweet from the airport says people who left things in that terminal yesterday can now get them at the ticket counter. >>> and we're also learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order. ciancia l
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Nov 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
suspect. police identified him as paul ciancia. overnight, we learned about a series of texts he sent to his family that concerned them so much, they contacted police. cnn's dan simon joins me from los angeles. dan, good morning. what's the latest on the bags left behind by those passengers who fled terminal 3? >> reporter: yeah, good morning, allison. first of all, you have a lot of luggage that was left behind. when the shooting happened, people just bolted for the exits and just dropped their bags and left their personal belongings, and as you can imagine, people are eager to retrieve their stuff. at one point, they were going to be allowed back into terminal 3 to retrieve their belongings, but that's been on hold. the fbi is still investigating this crime scene. it's a very large crime scene. and so, it is closed indefinitely. perhaps it will reopen later this afternoon, but we've not been told of the plans. >> you think about how all of this -- all played out yesterday, this gunman shooting up -- shooting up the terminal, basically. it sounds as though it could have been much worse.
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Nov 1, 2013 6:00pm PDT
anthony ciancia. he shot one tsa officer and wounded several others. the airport is open again and details tonight emerging. we have more from the airport and chris lawrence outside the suspect's home in new jersey. we'll begin, what do we know about what happened today? >> reporter: passengers say it was a normal day at the airport when suddenly they heard very, very loud popping, one man said it sound the like it must have been from a large gun. many saw spark s and started running. there was the beat of calm and then absolute chaos, sheer terror as people were trying to flee this terminal. what happened afterwards is that after this gunman was taken down by the police, passengers here were completely stuck and it was gridlock. you can see, piers, there is still people walking up and down the streets trying to figure out how to get to the next destination. >> and in terms of actually what he did, we now know she shot dead one tsa officer. we think he wounded a second tsa officer, a third person was also wounded. we believe and others may have suffered minor injuries in the stampe
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Nov 2, 2013 1:00am PDT
international airport, 9:28 a.m. local time. the fbi says paul anthony ciancia a white male 23 pull as rifle and opens fire. at the security check point tsa officers not armed or shot, one is killed. >> he preceded to the screening area and continued shooting and went past the screeners back into the airport itself. >> reporter: authorities say after shooting his way through the security check point the gunman makes it all the way down this hallway and stopped by authorities here near a burger king in the food court area, hundreds run for their lives. >> it was complete panic. people were screaming. you know, children crying. >> cure and utter may ham. people tripping over each other. bags everywhere. crying, screaming. >> everybody started like flying down the hallway and they were just like jumping over chairs, jumping over people. hiding in -- we were kind of trapped at the end of the terminal. >> trapped with nowhere else to escape some run on the airport tarmac and others use everything they can to protect them severals. >> second shots and i grabbed luggage and made walls and
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Nov 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
shooting, and we heard the initial gun shots. >> reporter: police say alleged gunman paul ciancia entered los angeles international airport's terminal three friday morning armed with an assault rifle and five magazines of ammunition. the fbi says it recovered a handwritten note on ciancia that made it clear he was out to kill multiple tsa officers. authorities say he shot tsa officer gerardo hernandez at point-blank range, sending passengers in the security screening area running for cover. investigators say then ciancia went up an escalator but after apparently spotting hernandez still moving on the floor, he doubled back to shoot him again, killing hernandez. >> there was a pause, and so i looked down the escalator and i saw the gunman, he had his gun trained on the guy on the wall there and he shot him twice. >> reporter: in the end, two more tsa officers and a traveler were hit. l.a.x. police shot ciancia several times in the face and neck. he's alive but in his condition, he remains unresponsive. earlier friday morning, ciancia sent his family in new jersey rambling text messages. a
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Nov 4, 2013 11:00am PST
warning by paul ciancia's family in new jersey, police went to the alleged l.a.g. gunman's apartment the morning of the shooting. his family frantically called police after text message after text message from ciancia warned something would happen. he left for l.a.x. 45 minutes earlier. meanwhile, one woman who knows this alleged gunman and his three room mates says he was plotting his crime days before the rampage. >> he asked one of the room mates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> why did he need a ride? >> he said he was going going back home, his dad was sick and he had to deal with family issues. >> did anyone see a ticket? >> no, he also didn't mention the day he had to leave. that morning, he doesn't knock, just opened the door and says i have to leave. take me now. >> did he ever express hatred toward the government or the tsa. >> all the nsa findings that came out this year, he was upset and he thought tsa abused their power. >> cnn has confirmed this photo making its rounds online is legitimate. it shows ciancia was not wearing any sort of special protective clothi
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Nov 1, 2013 7:00pm PDT
into a killing ground allegedly murdering a tsa officer and trying to kill more. paul anthony ciancia, 23 years old. that is a picture of him. he's badly wounded tonight. authorities say along with an assault rifle he was carrying anti-government materials during his tear through l.a.x.'s terminal three. reports he sent some rambling text messages to his family prior to the rampage. that is a live shot of his father's house right now in pennsville, new jersey. we're waiting to go hear from the family. if and do we'll bring it to you live. we also obtained video from inside terminal 3 capturing the chaos. >> come on you guys. >> go go go! >> [ mute ] this is crazy, dog. >> crazy indeed. scene frommed in and outside the terminal as an ocean of air travelers fled the gunman. you can imagine being down there in that stampede. a number of people got hurt in the rush but sticking around was certainly not an option. you're going to hear from some of them tonight. a lot of eyewitnesses on the program tonight. here's what we've learned about today's murder at l.a.x. >> a major major incident w
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Nov 1, 2013 4:00pm PDT
ciancia. shot three time in the chest by police and in critical condition. these images were taken by passengers in the airport. right here you can see a gun at the foot of that law enforcement officer. that's where police confronted the shooter. you can see his weapon on the floor. an assault rifle. we'll have more on that in a moment of as this was unfolding, people wriding who everywhere. you can see this is a bathroom which was at that point jam packed. and the security check point became completely abandoned. people left everything. left their luggage and ran. we have the latest details from our reportes. experts covering this from all the angles. there are so many crucial questions. i want to begin with casey wian. casey, what are police telling you right now as we await this live press conference from the fbi in. >> reporter: the fbi has identified the shooter has paul anthony ciancia. 23 years old. they are not speculating on any potential motive themselves do say that they believe he acted alone. they describe the situation inside l.a.x. right now as static, meaning no one in
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Nov 1, 2013 1:00pm PDT
, resident of the l.a. area, paul ciancia is the way you would pronounce his last name. that he went in, that he had -- was armed when he was stopped at the first initial place where you go to show your boarding pass to the tsa person and your i.d. that's when he pulled out the weapon. that most likely, he was aiming at some of the tsa employees. remember that our tsa employees, they're our officers, they are not armed. you can imagine if they were armed as angry as people sometimes get at these entry points, these security points, so we don't arm them. usually behind them, especially at l.a.x. which is the airport i use every week to fly back and forth to washington, d.c., we generally have an officer back there. it is usually of the particular airport, we have various law enforcement there, we have lawa, the airport police, we have lapd, who have a pod there, we have sheriff once in awhile there. of course we have our tsa officials and we also sometimes have fbi or special agents because of other things going on. in this particular case, he not only shot and killed a tsa employee, but
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Nov 2, 2013 10:00am PDT
exclusive video, and it purportedly showing paul ciancia handcuffed to a stretcher. cnn cannot independently confirm who that person is on that stretcher. video from inside the terminal moments after shots were fired did show how chaotic it was. >> on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! [ shouts ] >> chill, chill, chill, chill! >> passengers ran for their lives as officers screamed to get down and get out. >>> a disturbing picture is coming together of the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials, including an anti-tsa rant and an reference to a new world order. chris lawrence is in pennsville, new jersey, where the suspect is from. chris, his family members and even those who know him have been saying a little bit about him and how surprised they are about these events that unfolded yesterday. >> reporter: that's right. i mean, it came as a complete shock to a lot of people here who knew the family. but when you dig a little deeper, fred, and try to find people who were really close to paul ciancia
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Nov 3, 2013 7:00am PST
ciancia shot tsa officer gerardo hernandez multiple times at pointblank range, went up an escalator and then returned to shoot hernandez again. earlier on cnn's "state of the union," michael mccaul described what police found as a suicide note and said mental illness was a chief reason behind the shooting. the 23-year-old ciancia is currently hospitalized in police custody. he's charged with two felonies including the murder of a federal officer. terminal three at l.a.x. is open today. >>> secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east for meeting with u.s. allies. one of kerry's key missions is to smooth relations with saudi arabia which is upset about u.s. policies in the region. kerry's first stop today was egypt where he told the foreign minister that u.s. ties go deeper than aid. it was kerry's first trip to the country since the u.s. suspended significant military aid to egypt over the bloody crackdown on the muslim brotherhood. those are your top stories. "reliable sources" is at the top of the hour but back to fareed zakaria and "gps." >>> for you for what in the world
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Nov 1, 2013 9:00pm PDT
suspect paul anthony ciancia. he shot one tsa officer and wounded several others. the airport is open again and details tonight emerging. we have more from the airport and chris lawrence outside the suspect's home in new jersey. we'll begin, what do we know about what happened today? >> reporter: passengers say it was a normal day at the airport when suddenly they heard very, very loud popping, one man said it sound the like it must have been from a large gun. many saw spark s and started running. there was the beat of calm and then absolute chaos, sheer terror as people were trying to flee this terminal. what happened afterwards is that after this gunman was taken down by the police, passengers here were completely stuck and it was gridlock. you can see, piers, there is still people walking up and down the streets trying to figure out how to get to the next destination. >> and in terms of actually what he did, we now know she shot dead one tsa officer. we think he wounded a second tsa officer, a third person was also wounded. we believe and others may have suffered minor injurie
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Nov 4, 2013 9:00am PST
who knows the suspect and his three roommates. 23-year-old paul ciancia is charged with murdering a tsa officer. ciancia is in critical condition after being shot by police officers. the fbi says he set out to kill tsa employees, and now a woman who knows the suspect tells our miguel marquez, that one roommate, who had no idea what was going on, even drove him to the airport. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> why did he need a ride? >> he said he was going back home. either that his dad was kind of sick and he had to deal with some family issues. >> did anyone ever see a ticket? >> no. >> he did mention what day. that morning, he doesn't knock and says, i need to leave. can you take me now. >> did you ever express any hatred toward the government or the tsa? >> he thought that the tsa abused their power. >> police officers showed up at ciancia's apartment about 45 minutes after he took off to the airport. well his father was back in new jersey, had asked the police to check in on his son, after the family got a disturbing text message, inclu
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Nov 1, 2013 2:00pm PDT
identified the shooter. he is 23 years old. his name is paul anthony ciancia. he's a resident of los angeles. we're told that they're executing two search warrants on two areas linked to him, both a residence in new jersey, and another one in los angeles. but he is now identified as 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia. the search warrants in the process of being executed. wolf? >> we're also being told by the fbi, deb, there will be a news conference at the top of the hour, 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific time, the fbi representative will be the special agent in charge of the counterterrorism -- david boudich, will be joined by the partners. it's significant potentially that the fbi's counter-terrorism division will be represented at this news conference. >> reporter: it's also interesting. i did ask a number of people i was on the phone with, whether there was any sort of connection to international terrorism. right now they don't believe so, but of course because of the kind of attack that took place at the l.a. airport, it could be rule domestic terrorism, for example, specifica
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Nov 5, 2013 2:00am PST
crime. ciancia's father alerted officers in l.a. after receiving suicidal texts from his son. 10:06, a call comes in. how quickly do you respond? >> the call came in 10:06 to our dispatch center and officers in the driveway at 10:12. >> so six minutes. >> six minutes. >> reporter: he was not there and had 50 minutes earlier entered terminal three and unleashing horror in the terminal and frustrating in two police departments that the timing was all so wrong. >> what if we could have stopped that and the officers appeared at the residence to do a well-being check on him and he hadn't left yet? it would have been a phenomenal thing if we could have prevented that. >> it's extraordinarily frustrating for all of us. i don't think not a single officer in the los angeles department, probably across the country, that doesn't wish they were able to go there before this guy left the house and stop him from doing these terrible things. >> reporter: kyung lah, cnn, los angeles. >> this morning we are hearing from a mother in texas who was brutally attacked and stabbed by army trainee while tal
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Nov 3, 2013 9:00am PST
including the murder of a federal officer. witnesses say the gunman, 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia, killed 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. the first tsa officer killed in the line of duty in the agency's history. two additional agents were wounded. joining me from austin, texas, is the chairman of the house homeland security committee, michael mccall. congressman, thank you very much for joining us. i think in the aftermath of this, the question i hear most often is, why did he do this. what do you know about that? i know you've been able to see some of the notes he wrote. what do you think the motivation was here? >> i think mental illness again, like the navy yard shooter that we saw. the suicide note i read talks a lot about killing tsa agents. he said, "if i just kill one, my mission is accomplished." and unfortunately, he did do that the other day. the other thing he wanted to talk about is how easy it is to bring a gun into an airport and do something like he did. my sympathies go out to the hernandez family and the other victims. this tragic day -- as you mentioned, he's the
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Nov 3, 2013 11:00am PST
show that he had one target in mind. paul ciancia was carrying a note indicating that he wanted to shoot multiple tsa officers. >> investigators are still piecing together their timeline of what happened inside terminal three. they don't know every step of paul cianci's path. they know a roommate dropped him off here he entered at about 9:20 in the morning. according to pictures like this one. the gun was a 223 caliber assault rifle when he concealed in a bag. he then approached officer hernandez who was standing there where those flowers are. and he shot him point blank multiple times in the chest and then got on this sclat ter. >> he was alleged to have started to walk away and going up an escalate ter and then coming back down to return and shoot the wounded officer again. >> at the top is a security checkpoint. at some point he wounded two additional officers and a passenger. this is the other side of the checkpoint. from here the bun gunman made his way deep into the terminal. he neared the gates. people were running and getting knocked down and there was luggage everywhere an
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Nov 3, 2013 10:00am PST
later died. the suspected shooter, paul ciancia, was shot several times by police. he is described as unresponsive in the hospital. >>> john kerry is in cairo today asking egyptians to work toward democrat tracey. the secretary of state is the highest level u.s. official to visit egypt since former president morsi was ousted in july. kerry said the u.s. did not suspend military aid to egypt as punishment and promises humanitarian aid will continue. >>> back in the u.s., a tropical storm has stormed off the southern tip of baja california. the national hurricane center says tropical storm sonia has maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, and picking up speed, moving about thea 13 miles per hour. >>> coming up at 2:00 eastern time, the mayor of toronto has apologized for "mistakes," but says he isn't going anywhere. he made the statement on his weekly radio show just moments ago. toronto police reportedly had video of him smoking a crack pipe. we'll have more details on the statement and what's next. i'm frederiqricka whitfield. more gaps ga-- more "fareed zak gps" right now. >
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Nov 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
, killing him. five people were shooting with including the suspected gunman, paul ciancia who is in critical condition. two others were treated at hospitals and released. 29-year-old high school teacher is in fair condition. he was shot in the leg. now to cnn stephanie elim outside l.a.x. stephanie, you spoke with a passenger who witnessed a shooting. >> reporter: don, it was crazy to hear his story. he said everyone hit the ground. he was up above the escalator, in he curity, wh when everything happened. there was a pause and he looked back down and that's when he saw everything else. take a listen. >> we were at security. we heard the initial gunshots. and everybody in security hit the ground. a lot of folks were scrambling forward. so there was a pause. i look down the escalator and i saw the gunman. he had his gun trained on the wall there and he shot him twice. so i knelt down and i saw him run up the escalator and yell something. of that, i hit the ground. he hit the ground and ehaven'tly made his way to the tarmac, don. his wife and son went out past the tsa agent that had be
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Nov 3, 2013 6:00am PST
charged the man that opened fire at lax with two felonies. the gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia killed hernandez. two additional agents were wounded. joining me now from austin texas is the chairman of the house homeland committee michael mccaul. congressman, thank you for joining us. in the aftermath of this, the question i hear most often is -- >> thank you. >> -- why did he do this? do you know about that? i know you've been able to see some notes that he wrote. what do you think the motivation was here? >> i think mental illness, once again, kind of like the navy yard shooter that we saw. the suicide note that i read talks a lot about killing tsa agents, and if he said if i just kill one my mission is accomplished and unfortunately, he did do that the other day and the other thing he wanted to talk about is how easy it is to bring a gun into an airport and do something just like he did and my simple thoughs go out to the hernandez family and the other victims, this tragic day. he's the first tsa agent officer to be killed in the line of duty. >> congressman, it's our understanding
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Nov 5, 2013 6:00am PST
a better idea of what was going on in paul ciancia's mind before the shooting rampage at the los angeles international airport friends say the suspect was consumed with a hatred of tsa officers and had been planning the trip to the airport for days. one officer was killed, tw other wounded and for the first time we're hearing from one of those victims. >> i was injured while helping an elder man trying to get to a safe area. i turned around and there was a gunman and shot me twice. i got to the area where the planes were at and people were coming towards me and asking me, were you shot? what's going on? and i couldn't -- all i could think about was, you know, helping them. >> cnn's stephanie elam is live at l.a.x. with more. good morning. >> good morning, carol. we also are learning today that the fbi did issue a search warrant and did recover the phone that they believe belonged to the alleged shooter, paul ciancia. they found a battery near him or on his person in the airport after the incident and in the car belonging to the roommate that gave him the ride. they'll be able to
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Nov 5, 2013 3:00am PST
wounding several others. in a statement, paul ciancia's family says they're shocked and numbed by what happened. they are asking for understanding and offer condolences for the families of the wounded. >>> secretary of state john kerry arrives in israel today. there's been little progress coming from the secret meetings. kerry will meet separately with palestinian pred mahmoud abbas and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, urging both to come to a deal before a deadline set by washington. >>> eric rivera, guilty verdict in the murder of sean taylor. jurors deliberated for four days. >>> it is a global day of resistance from anonymous. the so-called million mask march is expected in cities around the globe. the group's facebook page says the events are to remind people, fairness, justice, freedom are more than just words. the events coincide with guy fox day, marking a failed attempt to blow up the british houses of parliament back in the 17th century. >>> perhaps he was just trying to help out the officials but dallas cowboys quarterback tony romo thought he would adjust the plac
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Nov 2, 2013 2:00pm PDT
learning some new troubling clues emerging about the suspect 23-year-old paul ciancia. a source tells cnn the suspect had a note with an anti-tsa rant. the note also reflected his fear of an ominous new world order. our affiliates kcal and kcbs got the exclusive video and it appears to show the suspect handcuffed to the stretcher. cnn cannot independently confirm who it is. we also have video of the chaos inside the airport moments after shots were fired, and you can hear police screaming for people to get down. >> on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! >> chill, chill, chill, chill. >> go, go, go. >> can you imagine being caught up in that? now stranded passengers are reclaiming bags abandoned in the panic. we're covering every angle of the story for you. kyung lah is live at l.a.x. barbara starr is in washington. so, we're going to get to both of them, but i'm going to start with my colleague kyung lah at l.a.x. right now tsa chief john pistol is headed to los angeles to meet with the fbi and the grieving family of tsa officer gerardo hernandez. so, tell me how l.a.x. is honoring
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